Okay, I’ll freely admit when I first saw this video, my immediate reaction was that I was going to put it on my blog and snark on it. Let’s face it, it sounds like a Unitarian Universalist hymn, and they put the lyrics in the video so there’s no mistaking that you just heard “Mother Eve and Father Pine.”
That being said, here are a few reasons I present this video without snark for your actual enjoyment:
- I’m a sucker for symphonic metal, and Nightwish is really good at it. There are some great songs on this album.
- They’re fully committed, and there’s something charming about that. Seriously, this is from a concept album themed around science and reason. They might be marketing geniuses who know exactly what they’re doing after 20 years, but they’re willing to put it all out there.
- This song has the word “eukaryote” in it.
- I’m pretty sure their latest lead singer is a Valkyrie…and you can’t teach that.